Track stars take centre stage in “Howe Happenings”

Written by Gordie Howe Sports Complex staff

June 9, 2022

Michelle Harrison, left, and Nicole Ostertag aim to leave their mark on the track and field world. (Photo by Darren Steinke)

Photo roundup shows memories continue to be make at the Complex

Michelle Harrison and Nicole Ostertag are poised to hit new heights in the sport of track and field.

The two are carrying on and adding to Saskatoon’s storied tradition in track and field. Both will take part in the Canadian Track and Field Championships that run June 22 to 26 in Langley, B.C.

A story on the track standouts is our feature piece in June’s upload for “Howe Happenings” blog.

Harrison is a 29-year-old veteran who proved she is Canada’s best in the women’s 100-metre hurdles winning gold at the Canadian Olympic track and field trials in June of 2021. On June 8 at the Royal City Inferno Track and Field Festival in Guelph, Ont., Harrison ran a personal best time twice with her fastest run in the 100-metre coming in at 12.80 seconds to beat the world standard of 12.84 seconds. Her second fastest run at that event of 12.83 seconds also bested the world standard.

Michelle Harrison bested the world standard in the women’s 100-metre hurdles on June 8. (Photo by Darren Steinke)

Ostertag is a 22-year-old relative newcomer who is reaching new heights in the heptathlon. She took up track and field in her Grade 12 year at Holy Cross High School in 2017-18.

On May 14 and 15, Ostertag represented Canada for the first time in her career at the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association Combined Events Championship in Ottawa, Ont. She placed second in that event in the women’s heptathlon.

Besides the piece on Harrison and Ostertag, we have a photo roundup that shows that many great memories continue to be made on our grounds.

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Kalen Parent driving a triple is part of the “Howe Happenings” photo roundup. (Photo by Darren Steinke)